Awards for 2016
USC Scripter Award
WINNERThe Big Short: Adam McKay (screenwriter), Charles Randolph (screenwriter), Michael Lewis (author)
Adapted from Michael Lewis's nonfiction work "The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine"
NOMINEESThe End of the Tour: Donald Margulies (screenwriter), David Lipsky (author)
Adapted from David Lipsky's memoir "Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace"
WINNERShow Me a Hero: William F. Zorzi (screenwriter), David Simon (screenwriter), Lisa Belkin (author)
Based on the nonfiction book by Lisa Belkin
NOMINEESGame of Thrones: David Benioff (screenwriter), D.B. Weiss (screenwriter), George R.R. Martin (author)
Episode: "Game of Thrones: Hardhome (#5.8)", Adapted from the fantasy series "A Song of Ice and Fire" by George R. R. MartinThe Leftovers: Damon Lindelof (screenwriter), Jacqueline Hoyt (screenwriter), Tom Perrotta (author)
Episode: "The Leftovers: Axis Mundi (#2.1)", Based on the novel by Tom PerrottaMasters of Sex: Michelle Ashford (screenwriter), Thomas Maier (author)
Episode: "Masters of Sex: Full Ten Count (#3.12)", Based on the biography by Thomas Maier, "Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love"